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Why I (Still) Hate Gold

Posted on 03 June 2014

The yellow metal has a mystique. But when all is said and done, it is just another commodity. Let me put my prejudices on the table: I loathe gold. Not as jewelry but as an investment. In fact, I loathe all commodities. The main reason is that many years ago I fell under the spell of an exceptionally smart and likable economist named Julian Simon.
In 1980, Simon proposed a wager with Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, a popular book that asserted that because of global population growth, demand for natural resources would soon outstrip supply………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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